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New research: more than half of parents say lower speeds would allow their kids to walk & #cycle more. via @ essieBea

More than half of parents say lower speed limits would help kids exercise more as health expert backs shift to 20mph More than half of parents believe lower speed limits would allow their kids to walk, cycle and play outside more often, according to a survey carried out by Netmums for charity Sustrans. The survey revealed 54 per cent of parents thought their kids would be more physically active if speed limits were lowered, with 49 per cent identifying busy and dangerous roads as the main reason their children don't walk or cycle to school. Sustrans' Free Range Kids campaign is calling for a default national 20mph speed limit in residential areas to help tackle to the UK's growing obesity epidemic – a call backed by Dr Mike Knapton, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation. Sustrans' Chief Executive Malcolm Shepherd said, "It's a tragedy that so many of o...

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